With Ms Kabbani joining HC, a new and significant addition is made to the company’s already extensive expertise and its pioneering role in the financial market. Al-Futtaim HC “AFHC” was ranked 2nd amongst brokerage companies operating in the UAE during August 2008, by the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Dubai Financial Market.
Al-Futtaim HC Securities became fully operational in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in April of 2007. The brokerage house combines the strengths and resources of Al-Futtaim Group, the largest business conglomerate in the UAE and the Middle East, and HC Securities & Investments in Egypt. AFHC’s wide range of brokerage offerings include online trading, specialized services for institutions and private clients, as well as trading services on the DFM and ADX.
Ms Kabbani has 16 years experience of investment banking, with profound knowledge of sell-side and buy-side equity research, and equity sales. She started her career at EFG-Hermes on the investment banking side in Cairo. She then moved to the sell-side research at HSBC in London for 10 years, covering the CEEMEA banks. In addition, she worked for the bank’s office in Dubai for one year.
Afterwards, she worked in the field of hedge funds as a MENA generalist at Moon Capital, in New York. She joins us from Citigroup, where she was a MENA salesperson working out of Dubai.
Ms Kabbani has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and did her graduate studies at the University of Chicago.